March 27: Art Opening - "RE-PURPOSE: Shoes & Art"

featuring shoes & art by Jeff Cahill and Noel Hagman
March 27 - April 22

Opening Reception: Friday, March 27, 7-10 pm
Live acoustic set from Misty Gonzales, tunes from DJ Alfonso
Appetizers, cocktails courtesy of X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

EM & Co, 7940 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90048


Sponsored by: X-Rated Fusion Liqueur

Noel Hagman spent most of her life growing up in the beach communities along the coast and was constantly exposed to people with a unique take on life. Surrounded by talented people --both her great-grandmother and grandfather had careers in theater and television, and with two talented grandmothers, one a singer, the other a fashion designer -- Noel gained a respect for all things pleasing to the eye, and learned that making everyday things beautiful, and beautiful things everyday, made life more interesting. After years of informal and intuitive exploration, working within various mediums such as sculpture, ceramics, and mosaic, Noel attended the New School in NYC, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2007. After graduating, she started experimenting with painting flowers on her shoes, as a way to combine art and fashion.

Jeff Cahill's art captures the spontaneity of his unique response to the world around him. His bold, individualist expressions have engendered a diverse and enthusiastic collector base for his works, from members of the art world cognoscenti to rock stars, to the Hollywood elite. Cahill also started a limited-edition line of hand-painted Converse All-Stars. After painting 200 shoes for George Maloof and the Palms Casino, in conjunction with the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards, Cahill brought his custom shoes and paintings to EM & Co. Cahill's paintings have been available both through galleries and independently out of the '5th Street Studios' in Santa Monica. His work has appeared in several films and he has contributed his artwork to support fundraising efforts of several charities. Jeff Cahill lives in Los Angeles where he pursues a successful acting career when he's not painting.